Today's News

  • Shelby County not affected by worst of Hep A outbreak

     According to Kentucky Health News, Kentucky’s Hepatitis A outbreak has become the largest and deadliest in the nation, but Shelby County has been largely spared.

    Kentucky Health News reported that the outbreak has killed as many as 40 people and infected more than 4,000 due in part to slow responses from health departments across the region, but according to North Central Health District Public Health Director Roanya Rice, Shelby County has not been impacted by the worst of the outbreak.

  • Walking with a world of purpose

    Several times a year Erik Bendl puts on his Red Wing boots to take a walk, which can last a few hours, a day, a week or a month or more.

    What’s even more outrageous is he strolls tethered to a 6-foot canvas inflatable world globe that becomes quite a showstopper along the way. It certainly did as he strolled through Shelby County on Tuesday.

    Bendl and his globe have meandered through 48 states, and he’s annihilated many, many pairs of Red Wings since he started his long-distance walks in 2007.

  • Republicans to host Lincoln Day Dinner Saturday

     The Shelby County Republican Party is gearing up for one of its signature events: the local Lincoln Day Dinner. 

    “It’s a quasi-fundraiser, I guess, for the local party,” Republican Party Chair Tony Harover said. “It’s an annual celebration of Abraham Lincoln and the Republican Party.”

    Most counties, Harover said, have a similar event for their own local parties, but Saturday Shelby County will play host to a number of well-known figures from local, state and national government during the dinner.

  • SCHS student invited to GMU event

    A Shelby County High School sophomore has been invited to attend the prestigious and invitation-only George Mason University’s Washington Journalism and Media Conference this summer. But she nearly tossed exclusive invitation away thinking it was a gimmick.

    When Gabrielle Tornow took the PSAT last fall, she was asked if she would like for colleges to send her information, and she accepted. Weeks later among the literature that flooded her mailbox was a special invitation she originally mistook as just another pamphlet and she nearly trashed it.

  • VAN STOCKUM: Close calls during World War II: Part 3; Return to the Marine infantry

    After my detachment from Wasp on June 25, 1942, having been promoted to major, I reported to a Marine infantry unit at a Marine Corps base near Jacksonville, N.C. that was later named Camp Lejeune. Here I took command of the Heavy Weapons Company of the newly formed 1st Battalion of the 21st Marines (an infantry regiment).

    My company, the largest of the battalion, had the strength of nine officers and 281 enlisted men. It consisted of three .30 caliber machine gun platoons, an 81mm mortar platoon and an anti-tank section of .50 caliber machine guns.

  • Colonels sink Titans at buzzer

     The Collins boys’ basketball season came to a close in heart-breaking fashion Monday with a 51-50 loss to Oldham County in the opening game of the 8th Region Basketball Tournament.

  • District Champs!

     The Collins boys’ basketball team kept the district train rolling with a 69-56 win over host Spencer County High School in Friday’s 30th District Championship.

    In the first half, 30th District All-Tournament Team members Marcellus Vail and MVP Dayvion McKnight took turns carrying the load.

    In the first quarter, Vail led the way with seven points, and in the second McKnight scored the bulk of the Titans points with 10 as Collins carried a 26-22 lead into the break.

  • Rockets, Titans compete in State Meet

     The Rocket and Titan’s Swim teams were well represented in the State Meet this past Saturday.  Seniors Hannah Hager and Logan Kessinger represented the Rockets in individual meets, while senior Sami Monarch, junior Alex Jacobs and sophomore Eli Zehnder represented the Titans in individual meets. Both teams’ 200 and 400 free style relay teams also made an appearance in State.


    Shelby County

  • Anderson knocks of Collins, 62-47

     The Collins girls’ basketball team dominated host Spencer County Thursday in the opening game of the 30th District Tournament before being knocked off by Anderson County in Saturday’s championship game. Despite the loss the Titans will advance to the 8th Region Tournament where they will face South Oldham Thursday at 8 p.m. at Owen County.



    Anderson County 62,
    Collins 47

  • Bourbon, butter and bacon bake-off tomorrow

     If you still haven't decided whether or not to enter Shelby Main Street's upcoming baking competition, time is running out.

    Shelby Main Street Director Eilene Collins said today is the last day to get your name on the list if you plan to submit a dish for Thursday’s bake-off that will be hosted at the soon to open Barrel Room at 622 Main Street.

    The free competition will start at 5 p.m. Entries must be desserts and must contain two of three required ingredients: bourbon, butter and bacon.